Autism-friendly events return to Lincoln Castle

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A series of autism-friendly events has been brought back to Lincoln Castle by popular demand.

Four Lincoln Castle Explorer Sessions have been planned between May and December, offering families and young children with autism a specially-tailored environment.

Events take place in the grounds of the castle, including the Victorian Prison and Magna Carta experience vault.

The castle’s team, who are trained in specialist autism awareness training, will be available for help and education spaces will be equipped with sensory toys, in case someone requires a moment away or a safe space.

The Langton’s Café will also be open and serving food and drinks from 9am.

The sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • 20 May (9am-10am and 5pm-6pm)
  • 15 July (5pm-6pm)
  • 1 September (9am-10am and 5pm-6pm)
  • 29 December (9am-10am)

The series has been brought back due to its popular demand after last year’s autism friendly sessions.

Jack Walker, Visitor Experience Team Leader, said: “Our previous explorer sessions received really positive feedback, with people telling us that they helped take a lot of worry and stress away.

“Our team have undergone autism awareness training and worked alongside Lincoln’s Parent Support Group PAACT, which is affiliated to the Lincolnshire Autistic Society, to create the ideal environment for visitors with autism.

“And we have a brand new easy-read guide, which is specifically designed for young children and adults with autism to take on their way around the castle. It can be downloaded and you can find out how to reserve your own temporary ear defenders while visiting us.

“And remember: your Lincoln Castle Annual Pass allows you and your family to visit all of our Lincoln Castle Explorers sessions year round for just £75.”

More information about this can be found through the accessibility statement.